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A0L 1357 Dawn brings a gift of spider webs flashing diamonds on sea-grey gorse.
A68 464 He had a gift of mimicry, and when he made a speech as though he were Asquith or Lloyd George it would raise shouts of laughter.
ABP 406 A gift of a large sum of money by an infant was after his death held valid.
AMT 244 Where Wesley stressed faith as a gift of God, Locke stressed reason as a gift of God.
AN0 180 Only when Polish intelligence made a gift of its work to GCCS in August 1939 was it able to break its first German messages.
APT 1054 Surprisingly, it was the Nazis who made a gift of this public park to Prague.
BPF 115 Say thank you with a gift of gold from Beaverbrooks.
BPF 199 A Gift of Love
C9S 1250 who believed that ‘human sexuality in all its richness is a gift of God gladly to be accepted, enjoyed and honoured, as a way of both expressing and growing in love, in accordance with the life and teaching of Jesus Christ.’
CAC 310 This happened when a gift of clothes was left for one brownie, who cried:
CBW 3639 The gift of shares was treated as being a transfer of value of the relevant part of the settled property, and therefore no exemption was available as a gift of property to a charity in accordance with para 15(3) (ba), Sch 6, FA 1975, according to the Chancery Division of the High Court in Powell-Cotton v IRC STI 663.
CD4 435 It is the Holy Spirit at work in our souls, a gift of the divine Love of the Trinity, which enables us to love God with the same love whereby he loves himself.
CDX 2707 ‘He never once put his hand into his box all the years that I served him,’ meaning he never gave me a gift of money, a bonus for service above and beyond the call of time.
CH7 2133 England No 2 Laurie McMenemy arrived late and missed the Corky and Ferdinand goals — but he saw Deane spurn a gift of an equaliser before finally striking with a header.
CHP 187 The greater part of the literature was commissioned from living authors, being either new work for the purpose (in which case they made a gift of the copyright to the Queen), or their own selection from published work.
CKT 438 Michael Ward Stout, President of the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, says that the ‘permanent association’ with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation will begin with a gift of $2 million in cash and more than 200 of Mapplethorpe's finest photographs and ‘unique objects’, to form the nucleus of an eventual collection of major modern and contemporary photography.
CM4 909 A gift of gratitude.
CN1 467 After a combined army of Men and Dwarfs put paid to an Orc invasion at the battle of Black Fire Pass, thus saving the Dwarf realm from destruction, King Kurgan Ironhand showed his gratitude by presenting a gift of magic to the men of the Empire.
CRR 21 When a politician assisted a freeholder with a gift of a patronage appointment, he would almost always give it in the guise of an act of friendship, and it was the friendly relationship which was the truly significant factor.
CRR 164 Accordingly, it is evident that a gift of such significance could have been of no small value to a freeholder or councillor who would otherwise have found difficulty in endowing a relative so generously at the commencement of his career.
CS7 901 This took the form of a gift of the proceeds from the sale of a hospital farm.
ECF 4827 Somewhat later came the present owner, John Matta, who now takes great pleasure in greeting Citalia guests and welcomes them on arrival with a gift of the wonderful Chianti Classico from his excellent cellars and offers them a typical Tuscan dinner at a reasonable price, which is taken most weeks in the castle's impressive banqueting hall.
EDN 649 She must have that quality, without which no woman could meet his exacting standard, a gift of caring and nurturing, a loving, maternal sweetness.
EEW 2016 But I would consider it a great honour and privilege if you would allow me to help you overcome this disadvantage by making you a gift of whatever you may need.’
EW9 782 Hope, however, was provided by the offer of a gift of £1,000 from Alderman Ephraim Hallam, to provide leaving scholarships for boys to go on to University.
FA2 245 In Sare itself apparently, on Sundays in October, a special mass is said in the church at 3 a.m. for those who are going out shooting, and the celebrant is later repaid for his early rising by a gift of live palombes .
FD2 84 The dispositive contents of the will include:(i) pecuniary legacies of £1,000 each to the two executors, and of £2,000 to a Mr. Clarke, the deceased's stockbroker;(ii) provision for 150B, High Street and its contents to be retained to provide a residence during their respective lifetimes of two ladies, Mrs. Donelly and Mrs. Willett;(iii) a settled legacy of £10,000 to provide for the maintenance of 150B, High Street during the residence there of the two ladies;(iv) a settled legacy of £2,000 for a specified animal charity; and (v) a gift of residue in equal shares to two specified charities.
FPN 26 He had a mind of quicksilver and a gift of repartee that was second nature; his special love of language arose, I think, from the absence of a formal education.
FPY 1360 Music's place in our services may be seen as a gift of God which he uses to reveal something of himself to us.
G1Y 340 If Johnson did speak as he wrote — economically, pithily and with a gift of great accuracy — Boswell's Aberdeen observation means that he also sounded beautifully.
G1Y 927 Neither Boswell nor Johnson states Miss McQueen's precise age, but she seems to have passed sufficiently beyond pubescent embarrassment to converse relaxedly with the great Englishman, and Johnson made her a gift of a book, an act of generosity which later caused not a little controversy.
G2R 68 These are available in recognition of a gift of £75 towards the Magdalen Bridge Appeal Fund.
G3A 1303 The Spirit is probably meant by passages of the New Testament which speak of repentance as a gift of God.
G3A 1885 Paradoxically, like so much in the Christian life, unity is a gift of God, and yet we have to work at it.
GTA 1147 His most important contract (first with another carpenter, John Ball, and then on his own) was for the deepening and wharfing of the Fleet ditch, an enormous task which employed 200 men, took two and a half years to finish (1672–4), and brought him a gift of plate worth £200 from the City on its efficient completion.
GU7 432 Where photographs can show things invisible to the unaided eye, they are extremely valuable; and in the second half of the nineteenth century the camera, a gift of science to society, could be a useful scientific instrument.
H09 479 As earlier stated a vineyard was always associated with the Palace, in the year 1325, Edward II who when travelling through Kent, was resting at Bokinfold, was sent a gift of wine from the Bishop's vineyard at Halling.
H81 1315 For instance, in Sibree v. Tripp, Parke B. says, ‘It is clear if the claim be a liquidated and ascertained sum, payment of part cannot be satisfaction of the whole, although it may, under certain circumstances, be evidence of a gift of the remainder.’
H84 601 ‘I do not know why I even trust you, but I have no men trained to use their hearts in the way you are able to as a gift of Ptah.
HJ4 3152 Meanwhile Joey Dunlop was delighted to receive a gift of a 750cc Honda which he rode today.
HLJ 1106 On his return to Cambodia on April 17 Sihanouk announced that China had provided a gift of US$1,800,000 to the SNC.
HTN 1420 I made a gift of them to the lad, didn't I?
HXW 518 But both Lord Hardwicke and Lord Eldon…established extensions of it beyond a simple gift of a chattel by its delivery: the former to a gift of money secured by a bond, by delivery of the bond; the latter to a gift of money secured by a mortgage of land, by delivery of the mortgage deed.
HXX 1397 A crown now on the head of a Madonna in Essen may be that of the child Otto III, while another on the head of a crucifix in Vercelli has been thought a gift of his.
J6S 576 In particular, a gift of his shares (to a family trust for instance ) is treated as a recovery of capital for these purposes.
K4W 9358 Young patients at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital will benefit from a gift of £1,120 from 49 probationary Durham police constables who raised the cash with a sponsored swim.
K5X 52 Oct-11 (clone Thoc 3 in Figure 1) and Oct-2 (full-length cDNA clone, a gift of D.Meijer) coding sequences were introduced into a vector (S.Swift and A.A., unpublished) that contains the protein A gene (32) under the control of a T7 RNA polymerase promoter (33).
K97 958 Pony a gift of love for sick children
K97 2010 Mrs Heaton was then presented with a floral arrangement and a gift of a framed print by local artist Jenny Holland.
KA4 209 This seat is now pleased together with a gift of trees to the garden.